London & Dublin Bank Ltd

London & Dublin Bank Ltd (1843-7) was a past constituent of The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Brief history

London & Dublin Bank commenced business in 1843 as a non-note issuing institution. Its aim was to compete with the Bank of Ireland in the Dublin area, where that bank held a note issuing monopoly. The monopoly was lifted, however, with the passing of the Bankers (Ireland) Act 1845, and shortly afterwards, in 1848, London & Dublin Bank was absorbed by National Bank of Ireland. The bank’s directors continued to meet after the takeover to settle outstanding debts.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of London & Dublin Bank have the reference code NB/152.

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  • directors’ meetings minute books 1841-55
  • rough minute book 1843-56
  • attendance book 1841-4
  • agenda book 1845-55